PLAYER PROFILE

Malcolm Spence

LW/RW

5’9”

U15

AAA

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Written by: Nick Tatler

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Being regarded as one of the best players in the GTHL is always a compliment but when opposing teams are mentioning it, that’s when you know you’re a special talent. This is the case for winger Malcolm Spence of the Mississauga Senators.

As one of the best players on the best team in the league and arguably Ontario, Malcolm is a special talent and overall very complete with few weaknesses. His OHL caliber shot is a great asset of his, he changes angles, and has a very quick release as well as it being very accurate and fairly hard. Spence is a phenomenal skater as well, his strides are smooth and natural, his edgework is great and his agility is an asset. He combines that skating with his above average hands and is not afraid to bring out a few dekes to get around the sizable defenders in his league. His offensive positioning is great for a winger, he keeps his feet moving and finds holes in the defense. In the offensive zone he has great vision and sets up his open teammates for easy goals though he’s still developing his playmaking abilities. Spence forechecks hard and is determined to always win puck battles and though he isn’t one of the biggest kids on the ice he uses his high hockey IQ and footwork to come out with the puck. Though his team does not spend a lot of time in their own zone, Malcolm is sound defensively and a key reason for his team's lack of defensive zone time. He backchecks very hard, often breaking up plays quickly in the neutral zone or before the opponents can set up in the offensive zone. Malcolm like many young players is consistently trying to get better at playing without the puck, he’s working on how to create room for his teammates and generate even more scoring. Around the hockey community Malcolm is known to be very dedicated to perfecting his craft as well as being an outgoing, and social guy. If he keeps his play at this level it’s easy to consider him a top 2022 OHL draft prospect with loads of potential in the future.

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